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4 counties partner for U.S. 68 enforcement effort

Law enforcement concerns for safety along the U.S. Route 68 corridor has sparked a month-long, multi-county campaign to crack down on traffic violations, all with the aim of reducing fatal and injury crashes.

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ABOVE: Police officers, troopers and deputies from Champaign, Logan, Hardin and Hancock counties met Monday morning at the Logan County Sheriff’s Office to kick off a month-long U.S. Route 68 traffic enforcement campaign. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Law enforcement officials, from the left, Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart, Kenton Police Chief John Vermillion, Lt. Matt Crow from the Findlay Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Sgt. Tim Sankoe of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol talk Monday during a kick-off meeting at the Logan County Sheriff’s Office for a multi-county traffic enforcement effort concentrating on the U.S. 68 corridor throughout April. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Monday, police officers, troopers and deputies from Champaign, Logan, Hardin and Hancock counties converged at the Logan County Sheriff’s Office to kick off the traffic enforcement initiative that will last throughout April.

Logan County Sheriff’s Office officials said law enforcement entities from each of the four counties have arranged their schedules to work overtime hours to target crash-causing violations.

“We’ll be highly visible along U.S. 68, and as a result, we’re hoping this will lead to a safer summer for our area residents,” Logan County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Anspach said.

“We’ve coordinated our schedules with each of the other counties so that we’ll have concentrated daytime hours looking for violations, and then also at nighttime looking for OVI stops,” Sheriff Andrew J. Smith said.

 

 

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